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Bill to prevent parental rights for rapists passes

Bill to prevent parental rights for rapists passes

the Salt Lake Tribune

Published Mar 13, 2013 09:28AM MDT

Rapists will soon no longer be able to obtain custody or visitation rights to children they fathered through their attacks.
The Senate voted 24-0 Wednesday to pass HB152, and sent it to Gov. Gary Herbert for his signature.
Rep. Craig Hall, R-West Valley City, sponsored HB152 after learning about the case of Shauna Prewitt, a Missouri resident who was allegedly raped in 2004, gave birth to a daughter and was then served with papers by the accused rapist seeking custody of the girl.
Hall discovere...

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